|Surprised with my student's face paint!|
However, the BEST part was when my first class period of student arrived and one of my students also had her face painted for El día de los Muertos.
I used to think this would be hard to do, but IT IS NOT difficult. If you want to surprise your students next year for El día de los muertos, this may be what you need. I have to add that I have supportive administrators who gave me the green light to teach like this for the day!
Two of my classes did their own version of "face painting" by painting pumpkins to look like calaveras. Since there were a limited supply of white pumpkins where I bought the pumpkins, students needed to paint the pumpkins with two base coats of white before the decorating began. I didn't want to take class time for this so I allowed students to come to my class during lunch and after school. They students came two days in a row during lunch to work on their pumpkins and, even though I really enjoy talking to my colleagues during lunch, it was really enjoyable to have students in my room and chatting as they painted.
I have a great photo of the students with their finished "calaveras" but I didn't obtain permission from each of them (yet) to post it on my blog. If I get that permission, I'll be sure to add it to this post.
Both of these activities would be great ideas for Spanish Club.